Upton Defeats Clements In Congressional Race

Fred Upton has secured a 16th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. The St. Joseph Republican easily defeated Democrat Paul Clements of Kalamazoo for the second consecutive election. Upton had a wide margin of victory in Berrien, Van Buren, and Cass counties and overcame a Democratic surge in Kalamazoo County to win there, also. Hillary Clinton currently has a roughly 9,000 vote edge over Donald Trump in Kalamazoo County, but enough voters split their tickets there to also give Upton an edge.